SCUP 2016 Southern Regional Conference:
Planning with Clarity: Rethinking Conventional Models of Higher Education
October 16–18, 2016 | Charlotte, NC
Strategic, integrated planning for colleges and universities is the SCUP mantra. The reality is that planning processes often occur in a way that is anything but integrated. Budgets for future facilities needs are often established years in advance and cannot be readily modified to meet the current academic needs when projects are finally initiated.
“While fiscal resources become increasingly scarce, our dedication to improve student outcomes has intensified as has accountability for those outcomes across higher education…. It is clear that greater collaboration is required across the academy to develop creative, strategic approaches that ensure the success of the campus and its students.”
- Colin Donahue, CFO at California State University-Northridge
With the challenges facing higher education—continued enrollment growth, limited funding, greater focus on performance and accountability, and pressures to maintain a competitive edge—institutions need to think across boundaries and plan across the institution.
Your colleagues will show how they are responding to these challenges.
Collaborative approaches to planning, alternative models for capital financing, and methods for measuring everything from space utilization to student success will be the focus of our conversation.
Join us in Charlotte, the financial capital of the South, and share your experiences, lessons learned and success stories with your SCUP colleagues.